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    mobilkom austria claims first for network-based security solution


    The Telekom Austria Group has today announced that its mobile subsidiary, mobilkom austria, is the first mobile provider worldwide to launch a network-based security solution, A1 Internet Security, which can detect and remove viruses before they reach the computer. The service has been jointly realized with the Austrian IKARUS Security Software, a pioneering antivirus software developer.

    A1 Internet Security offers a twofold antivirus protection at both the network and computer level. This centrally-managed application is able to detect and block all kinds of viruses, trojans and spyware circulating the net, and constantly adjusts to the evolving threat scenario. When users land on a website affected by viruses, they receive an instant alert from A1, which makes sure they never get in touch with the affected data. In addition to providing antivirus network security, the A1 solution also encompasses a client software for the protection of the computer, which offers a full scan of emails, hard disk and other data carriers on an ongoing basis and, when required, activates the firewall of the Windows operating system. Moreover, automatic and free-of-charge updates, also in case of roaming, guarantee permanent protection against the latest developments in terms of viruses, spyware and trojans.

    Hannes Ametsreiter, CMO mobilkom austria and CMO Telekom Austria TA, explains the reasons behind the introduction of A1 Internet Security: "Mobile broadband has become a mass market phenomenon. That's why it is increasingly more important to offer our customers a high degree of security, so that they do not need to actively worry about it and can permanently rely on their provider for their security management."

    mobilkom austria  is claimed to be the first  provider worldwide to introduce such a solution into its network. The Institute for Information Science and Economic Informatics of the University of Graz has stated in an independent and comprehensive benchmark study that based on this new network security solution, mobilkom austria's A1 network is not only the best but also the most secure network.